My Gear

My Gear
I currently shoot with a Canon 5D Mark II camera body and the following Canon lenses: EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM, EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, and EF 135mm f/2L USM

I also use reflectors, speedlites (flashes), studio strobes and various light modifiers.

Interested in photography or want to take better pictures of your children? 

Recommended software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and/or Photoshop Elements. Another option that Adobe has tailored to those using their products for photo editing is a monthly subscription for Lightroom and Photoshop.

Recommended books:
The Digital Photography Book: Part 1
The Digital Photography Book, Part 2
The Digital Photography Book, Part 3
The Digital Photography Book, Part 4
Boxed set also available if you would prefer to buy them all at once (Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Boxed Set, Volumes 1, 2, and 3 or Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Boxed Set, Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5)

Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera

BetterPhoto Basics: The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Taking Photos Like a Pro

The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book for Digital Photographers

The Photoshop Elements 13 Book for Digital Photographers

Recommended links:
Canon Digital Photography Tutorial  - This is a great, interactive tutorial. It's from Canon, but focuses quite a bit on photography basics that are not camera-model specific, so it's a wonderful resource no matter what brand of camera you have. Be sure to click all the links at the top to get to different pages in the tutorial.

Quick Guide to Understanding Your DSLR Camera

31 Days to a Better Photo

31 Days of Photo Tips

12 Weeks to Better Photos

Need some help figuring out Photoshop, Photoshop Elements or Lightroom? Check out Everyday Elements!

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